Summary: In 1895, Annie Londonderry "rode her bicycle" around the world and made the most of her newfound celebrity.
Review: Zheutlin sometimes seemed to be stretching a small amount of material to fill more pages, but overall, this was a fascinating look at the status of women's rights at the turn of the century.
I read (more or less) three books on Saturday's 24-hour readathon. I had every intention of being a good little blogger and writing my reviews right away so I wouldn't get too far behind. Yeah, didn't happen. Reading was much more fun than writing reviews. But I don't want to ignore the books altogether, so I thought I would try some more two sentence reviews.
Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry's Extraordinary by Peter Zheutlin
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
My name is Julie, and I own a lot of books. As in, they are stacked on the floor because I've run out of room on the shelves. And those shelves? There are so many books on them that they smile -- not sag; smile. This blog will cover book reviews and all manner of other bookish things.
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